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9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference awarded to Philadelphia, USA for 2017

EBLIP9, the ninth in the successful series of international conferences to promote evidence based approaches to library and information practice, has been awarded to Philadelphia, USA. EBLIP9 will take place in 2017. John Wiggins, director of library services and quality improvement, and Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of libraries, both from Drexel University Libraries, coordinated the Philadelphia bid. Criteria for selection included the location, facilities, regional and national support, the strength of the organizing team and unique selling points. Philadelphia was commended for the overall quality Continue reading →

Call for Expressions of Interest to host EBLIP9

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) for the International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) Conference Series invites expressions of interest from individuals, organizations, and associations working in the public sector to host the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in 2017. Submissions are due Monday, November 30, 2015. Full details and the Expression of Interest Template are available here.

Day 2 – an outstanding success

Neil Carrington, CEO for ACT for Kids, kicked the day off by discussing how to create and sustain a high performance team culture. There were a lot of laughs and quite a few nods of the heads around the room. A quick reminder for delegates to vote for the best presentation. You will have received your voting slip at the registration desk, but if you have misplaced it, please ask for another.

EBLIP8 Day 1

A great first day at EBLIP8. Virginia Wilson kicked off with how research is a vital part of evidence based library and information practice. She was followed by a variety of interesting presentations and the day was topped off with some excellent workshops. Catch up on the happenings from EBLIP8 at

Welcome to our Student Volunteers

A big welcome to the student volunteers. While the students will be gaining valuable knowledge and skills in their chosen profession, they will be giving their own time to help support delegates during the conference. From ensuring the speakers presentations are on the correct laptop to handing out evaluation forms, you can be sure it will be a student volunteer behind the activity, and we want to acknowledge their contribution and thank them for their participation.

Traveling to and around Brisbane

We are on the count down now with only a week until EBLIP8. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane, information on traveling between the airport and your accommodation can be found on the EBLIP8 travel page. Public transport options in Brisbane include trains, buses and ferries. Use the Translink website to find timetables, maps and destinations, as well as information on late night services and safety and security.